VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Canada Safeway, Calgary, Alberta, and Overwaitea Food Group, Langley, British Columbia, reopened their stores here last week after striking union members accepted a new two-year contract. Ratification, though, did not come easy. While members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1518, which represents about 12,000 Safeway and Overwaitea retail clerks, approved a tentative agreement July 5, their counterparts -- the Safeway meatcutters of UFCW Local 2000 -- ...
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